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Top Italian Delegation Meets Abu Dhabi’s Healthcare Industry Professionals In An Official Visit To Burjeel Hospital
(9 October 2013)


BurjeelHospital, Abu Dhabi’s premier private healthcare facility, hosted H.E. Carlo Calenda, Italian Deputy Minister of Economic Development and H.E. Giorgio Starace, Italy’s Ambassador to the UAE and 57 Italian delegates including the Italian press who areon a visit to the capital to meet withkey decision makers in a bid to solidify business ties with the Emirate’s healthcare industry.

On a tour of the hospital, Dr. ShamsheerVayalil, Managing Director of Burjeel Hospital, highlighted the promising business opportunities available for Italian companies within Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’s fast-growing health care sector.

According to a Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD)report in 2010, Abu Dhabi population is expected to double by 2030, requiring up to 20 new medium-to-large hospitals and 23 clinics and therefore creating immense business opportunities for any healthcare manufacturer, dealer or distributor. Earlier this year, HAAD forecasted that Abu Dhabi’s health care sector is poised to grow to Dh12bn in 2013.

Outlined by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, the growth of the medical sector, an engine of the Emirate’s future economic growth, is dependent on large investments in technology, which Abu Dhabi is in a position to make.

“There is great potential for growth in the UAE and Abu Dhabi with demand rising for high quality healthcare. Furthermore, under the wise leadership of this nation, Abu Dhabi’s economic climate and business regulations are very conducive for foreign investments in different sectors, particularlythe healthcare sector”, added Dr. Shamsheer.

We are extremely glad to have hosted the Italian delegation and high-level representatives and decision makers from the UAE’s health care sector to explore and enhance economic cooperation between our nations”, Dr. Shamsheersaid.

Aligned with the Emirate’s vision for highest standards of health care services, Burjeel Hospital is the first-of-its-kind in the region to offer advanced and world-class services across specialisations, combining the best personnel, equipment, technologies and specialized integrated services.

Burjeel Hospital, the capital’s premier private healthcare facility opened in April 2012 as a tertiary hospital. The hospital is affiliated with some of the world’s best healthcare institutions for its centers of excellence including Brussels University, Belgium – a renowned European institute for reproductive medicine that manages and runs Burjeelhospital’s IVF services and Columbia University, UAE that jointly provides Cardiac Services to the hospital’s heart patients. The hospital will soon be announcing its affiliations with world leaders in the treatment in areas of diabetes and fetal medicine.

The hospital has well-stocked in-house pharmacies, manned by experienced pharmacists to take care of all patient needs at any time of the day or night. The OPD Pharmacy is open 24X7. Additionally, Burjeel has a unique fitness center that combines a gym and spa with medical expertise. Burjeel also houses a coffee shop and a restaurant serving the finest and healthiest cuisines from across the world. Combining all-round specialization and expertise with most advanced technology, Burjeel offers the best in diagnostic, curative as well as preventive aspects of healthcare.

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